How Do We Calculate Our Calendar?

The Beginning of The Year: Ex. 12:1-2; Ex. 13:4; Ex. 23:15 – According to the Aviv (Barley) and not the Spring Equinox; not Tishrei/The 7th Month (according to the Babylonian Calendar).
 
The Beginning of The Month: New Month/Moon (Rosh Chodesh): Psalm 81:1-4, Isaiah 66:23
 
The Moedim (Appointed Feasts): Leviticus 23:1-4. All Moedim begin the night before, at sundown.
 
Our dates may or may not differ from the Orthodox Jewish Calendar. Please read below.
 
 
 
THE CREATOR’S APPOINTED TIMES
2017 / 5777 SCHEDULE
“Three times in the year you are to observe a Festival to Me.
These are the Appointed Times of YHVH, which you shall proclaim as Set Apart Convocations…”
Ex. 23; Lev. 23; Num. 28-29; Deut.16

NEW MOON/ROSH CHODESH 🌑

 
 

LOCAL TIME                   JERUSALEM TIME

 

January 27-28                27-28

February 26-27              25-26

March 27-28                  27-28

April 26-27                    25-26

May 25-26                     25-26

June 23-24                     24-25

July 23-24                      22-23

August 21-22                 21-22

September 20-21           19-20

October 19-20               19-20

November 18-19            17-18

December 18-19            17-18

 
 
 
 
Our ROSH CHODESH Times and Dates
are calculated using our Local Area
Times (Auburn/Opelika, AL. area). We
set ROSH CHODESH Times and Dates,
the sundown after Lunation. Check your local area times for exact lunation and sundown times or check Jerusalem Times
if you prefer. Dates listed are from
sundown to sundown.

SPRING MOEDIM

 
 

PESACH

(The Passover Meal is to be kept until morning – Ex. 12:22)
 
April 10 at sundown

(Ex. 12; Lev. 23:5-8; Num. 28:16; Deut. 16:1-8)

 
 
MATZAH
(Feast of Unleavened Bread)
 
April 10 –April 17
April 10-11 (1st day)
April 16-17 (7th day)
(Ex. 13:1-10, 23:15; 34:18; Lev. 23:6-8;
Num. 28:17-25; Deut. 16:3-8)
 
 
 
YOM HAOMER
(Day of First Fruits)
April 15-16 (First Fruits Offering)

(Leviticus 23:9-14)

 
 
 
SHAVUOT
(Feast of Weeks / Pentecost)
June 3-4 (First Fruits Offering)
(Ex. 23:16, 34:22-26; Lev. 23:15-21;
Num. 28:26-31; Deut. 16:9)

FALL MOEDIM

 
 

YOM TERUAH

(Day of Soundings)
September 19-20 (S2S)
(Ex. 23:16; Lev. 23:23-25; Num. 29:1-6)
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOM KIPPUR
(Day of Atonement)
September 28-29 (S2S)
(Lev. 16:29-34, 23:27-32; Num. 29:7-11)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUKKOT
(Feast of Tabernacles)
October 3-11 (S2S) (First Fruits Offering)
(Lev. 23:33-44 Num. 29:12-34; Deut. 16:13-15)
 
 
 
SHEMINI ATZERET
(8th Day Convocation)
October 10-11 (S2S)
(Lev. 23:39; Num. 29:35-38)
THE SEVEN ANNUAL SABBATHS
BIBLICAL NO WORK DAYS TO TAKE OFF WORK AND SCHOOL
(sundown-sundown)
MATZAH (1 & 2):      4/10-11    (Leviticus 23:7)       1ST DAY
                                
                                 4/16-17    (Leviticus 23:8)       7TH DAY
 
SHAVUOT (3):          6/ 3-4       (Leviticus 23:21)
YOM TERUAH (4):              9/19-20      (Leviticus 23:24-25)
 
YOM KIPPUR (5):               9/28-29      (Leviticus 23:28-32)
 
SUKKOT (6):                      10/3-4        (Leviticus 23:35)         1ST DAY
 
SHEMINI ATZERET (7):     10/10-11     (Leviticus 23:36)        8TH DAY
ALL of our MOEDIM Dates (Appointed Times) are celebrated according to the BIBLICAL NEW MOON / ROSH CHODESH (the dark covered moon and not the crescent moon). The Biblical Calendar is a LUNI-SOLAR CALENDAR and not a Lunar Calendar; with DAYS and FEASTS beginning at SUNDOWN and with the first month of the Year starting in AVIV (NISSAN) and not in TISHREI (the 7th month) according to the Babylonian calendar. Our ROSH CHODESH Dates and Times reflect our local area times. Please check your Local Times for Lunation and Sundown Times or Jerusalem Times, if you prefer. Our MOEDIM & FEAST DATES, reflect Jerusalem dates; please check your Local Times if you prefer.
 
 
We long for the day, when Messiah returns and astonishes us all by how wrong we’ve been keeping His Moedim. YHVH’s Calendar is yet another example of one of the many things which Messiah will restore accurately once more! While we would truly love to observe the Moedim on their accurate days, the fact is that NO ONE is keeping the correct Calendar. What matters is our obedience in keeping the spirit of the Feasts. For obedience is better than sacrifice. 1 Samuel 15:22; Proverbs 21:3